Studies show that the uterus, like other muscles, gets tired and produces lactate. The uterine lactate concentration is reflected in the lactate concentration in the amniotic fluid. The new parameter is defined AFL® (Amniotic Fluid Lactate).
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AFL® Clinical application
If a high AFL® level is avoided or appropriately taken care of during active labor, the probability for a spontaneous vaginal delivery is increased and an operative delivery may be avoided.